Known as the paradise for surfers and backpackers, Jericoacoara – simply called Jeri – has more to offer than just great waves and a relaxed atmosphere. Think gorgeous views of sand dunes and green hills, amazing sunsets,and capoeira demonstrations on the beach.
Probably the main attraction in Jericoacoara is the vibrant atmosphere, especially in the evening. It al starts with the sunset when crowds of people gather on the beach to admire the amazing natural show that happens night after night. After the sunset, almost everyone goes back to the center for dinner and drinks with a stop in between for a demonstration of capoeira. I remember how much I enjoyed listening to the music they played during the demonstration.
Although we were on a budget, we went for drinks a few times, and if food-wise I was a bit disappointed, the cocktails were great.
If you have been reading my blog, then you know by now how much I love sunsets. We spent 14 days in Jeri, and we were awarded almost every evening with amazing colours when the sky seemed like it was catching fire.
From incredible sunsets and drinks on the beach to green hills and amazing waves. Variety defines Jericoacoara and one of the highlights is Pedra Furada.
Only a 3km walk from the center, Pedra Furada is the postcard image of Jericoacoara. Although it can get very crowded – we went really early so we could avoid the tourists – it’s a massive change of scenery and is definitely worth the walk.
How and Where to
How to get there: We took a flight from Recife to Fortaleza with Azul Airlines and from there a transfer with Fretcar, the official transfer company for Jericoacoara. We booked the bus transfer at the airport.
Where we stayed: La Tapera hotel – for budget travel; Villa Medina – for awesome travel :). During our six months trip in South America, we were happy to meet lovely people. The manager of Villa Medina was one of those people :).
Where to eat: Tortuga Jeri restaurant – good veggie options; Loco Beach – for awesome cocktails and smoothies; Casa de Pedra – for Acai bowls; Pizza al Volo – for focaccia slices, and Sabor Jeri for good veggie options (vegetarian yakisoba) + cheap and tasty juices.
Where to shop: Everywhere. They have great boutiques offering clothing and accessories and if you want to feel closer to the locals, you can always buy handmade beachwear and accessories from the ladies on the street. They are everywhere, you won’t miss them.
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Photography by Bertrand Delvaux.
Off to Colombia
That’s a wrap for Brazil. We spent one month and had the time of our lives. We saw big cities as well as small towns, and many, many beach destinations. In case you missed it, there is a post about Rio de Janeiro, three about paradise beach destinations, here, here, and here, and of course the small but extremely charming colonial towns, here and here, and last but not least, Iguazu Falls.
I hope that you have enjoyed my stories from Brazil and that you are prepared for the next country: Colombia!
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